Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Making A 72 Hour Kit

Source: Amazon.com
Do you have a 72 Hour Kit? FEMA recommends that each household puts together a disaster supplies kit that “is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.”  But where do you even start when you are ready to make your kit.

If you Google “72 Hour kit,” you will get an overwhelming 4.6 million hits!  So to make things a little simpler for you (and I’m all about simple), I’ve rounded up some websites and blog posts that can help you.

Government/Official Resources
Blogs

Source: www.sixsistersstuff.com
Six Sisters’ Stuff – If the idea of putting a kit together is overwhelming, the Six Sister’s offer a 52 week checklist to help you put your kit together a little at a time. 
Source: MarthaStewart.com

Martha Stewart – Of course, Martha has a disaster supply checklist too! 
Source: orgjunkie.com
Amanda Kuzak of Kuzak’s Closet post on the I’m An Organizing Junkie blog gives wonderful suggestions on emergency kits for the car, the pets and the home/family. 
source: emergencypreparednessandresponse.wordpress.com

Are Your Ready? This list is similar to the others but it reminds us to be sure our students away to college and boarding school are prepared as well.

Source: www.themoesfamilyintexas.blogspot.com

The Moes Family blog reminds us to update our kits on a regular basis. They suggest every six months. You can tie it to your birthday (and ½ birthday), the changing of the clocks or some other annual or semi-annual event.

If you are still overwhelmed you can purchase premade kits and supplies from the Red Cross. . Also searching for emergency on Amazon produces a long list of items.
 
The moral of this post is please, be prepared. You don’t have to do it all at once but you do need to be prepared for a variety of emergencies and disasters that could strike your community, your home and your family.  Do you have your kit ready?

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Andi Willis is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Good Life Organizing based in Perry, GA.  She is passionate about helping people find creative solutions to organizing their homes and simplifying their lives. From piles of old photos to files of digital pictures, bedrooms to playrooms, home offices to kitchens, no project is too large or too small to tackle. Working with clients from busy moms to busy executives, Andi can help you get past the clutter and get on with your life! Andi is a proud member of National Association of Professional Organizers, Institute for Chronic Disorganization, Association of Personal Photo Organizers and the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.

Find Andi at Good Life Organizing, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also contact her by email or (478) 550-1969.

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5 comments:

Chris said...

These are some great tips and I feel if some people do not have the time to follow these steps I would into http://www.jbullivant.com they specialize in 72 hour urban survival gear.

Janet Barclay | Organized Assistant said...

Great collection of resources - thanks for taking the time to research this very important topic!

Linda Samuels said...

Lots of great options here, Andi from the collect your own supplies variety to the purchasing of an already made-up emergency kit. Very helpful. Thank you.

Andi Willis - Good Life Organizing said...

Thanks, Janet and Linda! There is so much good information out there on this subject. Just the tip of the iceberg here!

Andi Willis - Good Life Organizing said...

Thanks, Janet and Linda! There is so much good information out there on this subject. Just the tip of the iceberg here!